TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

COVID-19: Support for Businesses

Posted: 17 March 2020
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Can Halve Global Economy Growth, Says OECD

Posted: 2 March 2020
The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on economic prospects is severe and must be limited by coordinated action.
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Small Firms Seek More Flexibility in New Immigration System

Posted: 1 March 2020
Small businesses face challenges in hiring new employees under the new UK's points-based immigration system that will take effect from 1 January 2021.
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Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily on Businesses Around the World

Posted: 27 February 2020
The deadly novel coronavirus that has devastated the Chinese economy is having a ripple effect across the globe.
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Major Package of Support for Storm-Hit Areas

Posted: 19 February 2020
Government announces thousands of pounds of support including grants, council tax relief and business rate relief for people and businesses in areas affected by flooding.
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New Digital Tools to Help UK Businesses Trade Overseas

Posted: 15 February 2020
Two new digital trading tools, to be launched on GOV.UK, will help businesses find up-to-date, product and country-specific information to trade with more than 160 countries.
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Britain Leaves EU, Entering 11-Month Transition Period

Posted: 1 February 2020
The UK has entered the transition period due to last until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market.
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EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal

Posted: 29 January 2020
The European Parliament gave today its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for orderly Brexit to take place this Friday.
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How Could a UK Points-Based Immigration System Work?

Posted: 29 January 2020
Once the UK leaves the European Union (EU), a new immigration system will be introduced to replace the EU's freedom of movement rule.
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Businesses Receive HMRC Letters about UK-EU Trade Arrangements

Posted: 27 January 2020
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world highlight actions necessary to take before the end of the transition period.
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Britain to Grant Fast-Tracking Visas to Top Scientists

Posted: 27 January 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a "global talent" visa which will replace the current "exceptional talent" route, but removing the cap on numbers.
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Search Is On for Young Space Entrepreneurs Across the UK

Posted: 22 January 2020
The UK Space Agency is offering young people expert advice and a share of £50,000 for their ideas of how satellites could improve life on Earth.
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Moody's Downgrades Hong Kong's Rating to Aa3

Posted: 21 January 2020
Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings of the Government of Hong Kong to Aa3 from Aa2 but changed the outlook from negative to stable.
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US$1 trillion

Posted: 17 January 2020
Google’s parent Alphabet hits US$1 trillion market value, becoming the fourth US company to touch this record alongside fellow tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
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Conservatives Swept to Crushing Victory in 2019 General Election

Posted: 14 December 2019
Boris Johnson's party has secured the largest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher won a third term in 1987.
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